Campbell puts towns on notice: MBTA housing law isn’t optional
Truculent municipalities told they can’t opt out of rule requiring them to allow multifamily development around transit.
Brookline is a key battleground in state’s new housing law
"The MBTA Communities law’s anti-urban guidelines threaten our beloved local businesses and existing moderately priced housing," writes one Brookline resident. Another writes, "Brookline clearly needs more development that would enable even middle-class residents, such as our own kids, to find affordable alternatives in town."
Solution to our housing puzzle will take host of policies, approaches
Everyone must understand the value of a range of housing options and price points and build support for the policies that create them, inclusionary zoning among them.
In clashes over new housing, can we turn down volume on foes’ voices?
People who attend neighborhood meetings, zoning hearings, and similar public forums do not necessarily represent the broader community.
For tenants already on edge, a 10% rent hike is not ‘stabilization’
What we need is pure rent control, protecting tenants from rent increases that are imposed for no reason except that the landlord wants more profit.
Wu’s rent control bid has been floated. Will it rise or sink?
"Rampant real estate speculation is a moral issue," writes one reader. Another writes, "If we want to solve the underlying problem, we need to deal with the cause: The demand for housing has outstripped supply."
Wu’s affordable housing plan needs a reboot
Hitting up small housing projects and doubling fees to build lab space not the way to go here.
Small landlords should not become an endangered species
Absent affordable property management, landlord counseling, and resident service coordination for these small landlords, Massachusetts will continue losing its supply of naturally occurring affordable housing units.